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the hacking happened. it is a big acts, but i do not think it solves the real issue and news international. >> i am satisfied that rebecca -- her leadership in the business and her standard of ethics, her standard of conduct throughout her career are very good. >> with big consumer company after big consumer company pulling their advertising from quoted news of the world," the commercial future -- from "news of the world," the commercial future was looking bleak. >> it is going to be investigated. there must be a full judicial inquiry. >> here is the other newspaper jewel acquired by rupert murdoch in 1969," the sun." could there be a sunday without a murdoch tabloid? unthinkable, surely. >> despite today's announcement, the fallout from the scandal seems to be far from over. scotland yard say they have identified 4000 possible hacking victims. an inquiry will start into possible wrongdoing by police officers. we have the latest on that part of the case. >> this famous newspaper titles may have been confined to history, but the scrutiny of its methods goes on. britain's most senior policem
chat or call without leaving facebook. this is big for facebook. this is not so revolutionary for the users. >> are these the kind people that actually want to have video chat and video conferences? i thought that was more of a work scenario. >> with any audience, this kind of a video chat behavior is for the minority of your interactions because if you are in a certain place, once you introduce visual and audio cues, you have to have a controlled environment. i cannot have a video chat with you while i'm on the bus. this is by definition a rich interface for a minority of your communications. nonetheless, they spoke with like this to happen within facebook and not have you leave facebook and have you use your skype program. >> one thing that seems to be clear is that the business side, this comes in the same week that google has announced its social network is try to take on facebook as well. who was winning that battle? >> if you measure this on sheer numbers, no one touches facebook. during the announcement, they mentioned they have 750 million users. that is a big jump fro
. but it remains to be seen whether there will be a big enough reduction in great that for that to happen, and whether they have managed to build a fire wall around greece. >> do you think this deal is just another sticking plaster? >> i think it will be difficult for this deal completely to save greece. it is not clear, because we are not seeing all the details. the reduction in debt that private debt holders are expected to take is not that big. it is a reduction of 20% in the net present value. unless the official debt is good to come in with gigantic amounts of money -- greece is going to still have a giant debt burden. it is difficult because the greek growth rate is not high and the government has trouble collecting taxes. unless greece suddenly becomes much more productive and competitive, it is likely they will have to come back and do another debt reduction further down . >> is this bailout ultimately political by leaders who want to save the eurozone, red and economic? >> when it comes to saving the eurozone, the two are intertwined. you could be more cynical and say it is to do
. >> it is not as big as a risk associated with drinking alcohol or being overweight which are things you can do something about. >> of this study adds to their understanding. >> now to the phone hacking scandal which rocked the british establishment have led to an fbi investigation. senior former employees have accused james murdock of being mistaken in one of his answers to the select committee of parliament earlier this week. rupert murdoch got a boost when a saudi prince that was the largest share of the company outside of the murdoch family voiced his support. nick, tell us, news corp shares are up for the first time in about two weeks. but the independent directors have hired their own lawyer. or why? >> we are getting mixed signals from the board. they have hired lawyers to protect shareholder value and to guard against maybe their own exposure. there have also been some reports that some of the more independent directors are thinking about ways in which rupert murdoch could give up his title of ceo at the company. this is a board that he controls pretty firmly. >> who is on the board? >>
. this is big for facebook. i do not know it is revolutionary for the user. >> all the people using facebook -- i understand a lot of people are deciding they do not want to use facebook. do they want to have a chat and video conferences? i thought that was more of their work scenario. >> with this audience, with any audience, this kind of video chat behavior is for the minority of your interactions. if you are in a certain place, once you introduce visual and audio cues, you have to have a controlled environment. i cannot do a video chat with you while i am on the bus going to work. that is complicated. i can always do a text chat. this is a rich interface for a minority of your communications. but facebook once those to happen within facebook, and not have you leave to use your skype program. >> i think i understand the technical side of this. one thing that seems to be clear from the business side is it comes in the same week that google announced its social network. it is trying to take on facebook as well. who is winning that battle? >> it depends how you measure it. on sheer numbers, n
sniping on a mission that we joined. there is still a big problem with corruption. the question now, will the afghans be able to do the job the british soldiers have been doing as they start to leave? >> for more on these challenges and calls for an even quicker drawdown of u.s. troops, i spoke earlier with a former adviser to the u.s. military in afghanistan. so, seth, have david cameron asking the taliban to stop fighting, put down their weapons, join the political process. what do you think the chances are that might happen? >> there are elements of the taliban and other insurgent groups that are willing to talk about this option. they have been fighting for three decades in afghanistan. people are tired. i think right now what we're seeing is some elements willing, some elements unwilling. based on the fact that many of them believe they are winning right now, that the u.s. and other allies are leaving, i think it is unlikely that they will cut a deal now. not wait it out -- why not wait it out? >> to what extent is the taliban looking at things like this letter-signing, seeing
a big prize from the failure of the takeover. bskyb's share prices falling around 20% over the past nine days. taking away almost 3 billion pounds from the value of the company. what has rupert murdoch lost? >> this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire 100% of the business which is extraordinarily good prospects, which has a growth trajectory which is well understood. it would have substantially increased the size of the company from around 20% to 25%. >> we may think mr. murdoch is big in the u.k., but he is much bigger in the u.s. the worry for him is that u.s. senators are now on his days following the accusation that 9/11 victims and other families phones or hacked. >> if that is true and if there was any access to any of the victims records, then, you know, in my mind, it would probably be the most invasive and perverse information in's the final moments of their lives and a tremendous innovation to their families as well. >> 1989, the dawn of television's new age. >> mr. murdoch would see himself, rightly many would say, as the founder of bskyb. so to be told by politicia
. getting his tradpain treated properly has made a big difference for both of them. >> his mood has changed. i never knew how he would be hour.our to ou >> the study today is prompting experts to urge doctors everywhere to consider whether a simple painkillers may be a better solution. ♪ >> in haiti, it has been a year and have since the devastating earthquake killed more than 250,000 people and destroyed the capital. 600,000 people still live in settlement camps. many face a daily struggle for survival. he tells the story in his new book. for three decades, he has worked to help the people of the island nation. he recently joined me from new york to discuss their current plight. thank you for joining us. you have been a champion for haiti for many years, long before the earthquake happened. you describe in your latest book the resilience and suffering of the people. what is the situation now a? what should be happening? >> the situation in haiti remains difficult. we're in the midst of and maybe in the early stages of a cholera epidemic. it is related to the earthquake and destruction of
. >> he is a big -- severely malnourished. >> with the right supplement, he and so many others can survive. >> we are saving children's lives with the generosity of the british public. but we can also help these communities rebuild their lives, restock their animals. and when they finally rains, harvest the water. that is equally important. >> help came too late for this baby, buried at just 20 days old. the sharp twist around his grave stop hyenas from digging up his body. -- the sharp twigs and around his grave stop hyenas from the king of his body. -- from digging up his body. >> now a woman who has spent her career stumping us all. you probably do not know laura jacobson's name, but chances are you have picked up one of proposals. decided it is time to put your dictionary on the shelf. she talks about what it takes to make a career in crossword. >> i got it, ok. my name is laura jacobson and i am a chris of herbalist -- cruciverbalist, which means, someone who makes of crossword puzzles. cruci coming from crossword and verbal is coming from word. -- a verbalist coming from word. margar
into trouble, it is simply too big to be rescued. italy does have impressive designers and world famous brands. what this masks is low productivity and low growth. some of those who oppose today's austerity package fear that without growth, italy cannot escape its problems. >> we need to put the debt under control but this package is not enough and you cannot put that under control if you do not promote growth. we would be back to squre one. -- square one. >> most of the savings will not take effect until 2013. borrowing costs are close to being unsustainable. the austerity package comes here to italy's lower house tomorrow and it is expected to be passed. it is causing concern but the real focus remains away from here in greece and there are deep divisions about how to organize a second bailout for that country. >> of italy, the home of antiquity, facing many problems. no such concern for an antique manuscript written by jane austen. it sold for $1.50 million. we have more on "the watsons". >> an exit from the unfinished novel. describing the heroine, the daughter of a clergyman. , also atin'
give it a big advantage when it comes to election time? thousands of mourners have flocked to the eastern bosnian town to mark the 16th anniversary of the massacre were 8000 bosnian men and boys were killed. them 16 years on, the pain is just as raw. a mother overwhelmed by anguished at finding the remains of her son. it we will pelvic bones and the fragments of his lower jaw that -- was all that could be recovered. at 29 years old, he was one of those killed back in 1995. today, just another green the coffin lowered into the ground. over 600 were buried on this anniversary, identified through dna analysis. statistics perhaps, but for those grieving, sons, fathers, husbands. it was the worst atrocity in europe since the second world war. thousands of bosnian muslims had grounded into the united nations safe haven as the war raged on, but the dutch troops were easily overrun. the men and boys were led off to be slaughtered. around 8000 of them within the space of five days. it is the only part of the balkan wars to be labeled genocide. the bosnian serb commander was filmed r
recession in europe, and a big drop in the value of government debt. the test did not consider the impact of a sovereign default. investors widely expect greece to default on its debt at some point in the future. against those scenarios, the banks have to show how much money or spare capital they have to withstand any losses. >> they still do not fully reflect what the market is saying today about the worst case for greek debt and possibly italian debt. they are better and tougher. the question is whether they are tough enough. >> eight banks have failed the test. five are from spain, two are from greece. there's also an austrian bank. they will be working with the government over the weekend on plans to strengthen their balance sheets. all four u.k. banks were given a clean bill of health. investors will be going over the details released today to run their own stress tests. they will give their verdict on monday morning when european markets open for business. >> europe is hardly alone in trying to get their financial house in order. today president obama said that time was running out
that that is a big if at this point but there are a lot of questions. i think the employees at news corp. media properties are nervous, shareholders are nervous. there are questions about what this means for the future of the company. a lot of questions i am hearing is where is the push stock -- the push back on rupert murdoch? shareholders have said this is like a family business, this is a public business. there needs to be strong vertex in place to make sure whether it is an independent board of directors, someone comes in and challenges rupert murdoch on some of these issues going forward. -- there needs to be some strong checks in place. i think that investors want to see that. >> thank you for joining us. president obama said that negotiations over the debt ceiling have reached the 11th hour. in a statement, he praised a new proposal that would cut 4 trillion dollars in the debt over 10 years through a mix of tax increases and spending cuts. israeli forces have stopped a french-flagged boat going toward the gaza strip in an attempt to break the blockade. the boat has now been taken to an
not a big part of the investor focus until last week. >> one group has accused rupert murdoch of treating the company like a family candy jar. do you think there could be growing unease among investors? >> for context, these are relatively small institutional investors. they have added this to their libby of complaints. we are picking up concern about corporate governance. -- this has added to their litany of complaints. this sense that they failed to get a grip on the scandal has been running for so long, this is quite concerning to investors not just in terms of legal exposure but why was management not able to handle this better? that is changing people's appraisal of potential succession to mr. murdoch and the families' chances of appointing their own chosen successor. this is a company controlled by mr. murdoch and his family. >> if he was to sell or close to u.k. newspapers, would that help the overall business? would that isolate the problem, do you think? >> this is an idea was pitched to news corp. before the scandal because newspapers are slower growing that fox news, the chain
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's and suffers a lot of pain. getting his pain treated properly has made a big difference to both of them. >> his mood would change so quickly. never knew how he was going to be from -- not from day to day, but hour to hour. >> at this home they worked very hard to try to find alternatives to treating patients with antipsychotic drugs. today's story is prompting experts for doctors everywhere to speak much more carefully about whether so-called painkillers can be a better solution instead. jane hughes, bbc news. >> now in haiti it's been a year and a half since a devastating earth quake droyed the capital. 70,000 still live in camps and many face a daily struggle for survival. dr. paul farm are tells the story in his book "tatey after the earthquake." for decades he's worked to help the people from the island nation and recently discussed me to discuss their plight. doctor, thank you very much for joining us. you have been a champion for haiti for many years, long before the earthquake happened. and you described in your latest book the resilience and the suffering of the people there. what's the
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